Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Electric Six

  • Fire [XL, 2003] A-
  • Señor Smoke [Metropolis, 2006] ***
  • Switzerland [Metropolis, 2006] Dud

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Fire [XL, 2003]
Hey, I thought our "scene" had dibs on rockin' affectation. But since Iggy invented the shit, it's only just that these Detroiters do it better--than Interpol, etc. Nukes and conflagrations, gay bars and MILF porn, discos and Taco Bells, their metaphors know no conscience and not much sense. They exist only to rock your world. If you don't let them, you're the stupid one. A-

Señor Smoke [Metropolis, 2006]
Dance-rock for an "evil generation"--their own, if you can believe them ("Rock and Roll Evacuation," "Jimmy Carter"). ***

Switzerland [Metropolis, 2006] Dud